Advanced Ninja Mascot

By : Baron
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Ok you can use this tutorial to learn how to make a ninja head mascot. enjoy, This tutorial is complementing our forum tutorial, and making it longer.

Step 1
Start a new document, its your choice what size you want, I did 400x400 pixels. Create a new layer by going to Layer -> New -> Layer. Then take your Circular Marquee tool and make a circle taking up a good portion of your image space, depending on how big you want the head of the ninja.

Step 2
Fill the circle you have selected with the color black (#000000)

So far it should look like this:









Step 3
Keep that circle selected then switch to the rectangular marquee tool and change your marquee tool to "subtract from selection" it looks like this: {IMG:12} , once you have selected that pull it over the area selected until you have this:









Step 4
Once that is selected then make your foreground color #FFDCAE, then create a new layer by going to Layer -> New -> Layer and fill the selection you should still have selected with your foreground color.

Step 5
Click on your Move Tool (You can press V to select it) and go to Edit -> Free Transform and grab the bottom middle square and size it down until it looks like this:













Step 6
Make a new layer by going to Layer -> New -> Layer then take your Circular Marquee tool and create two circles in the tan area any size that you want the eyes, then fill it with white by making your foreground white and then going to Edit -> Fill -> And Press OK...Here is an example of what mine looks like:













Step 7
Now make smaller circles within those two circles and fill them with whatever color you want your ninjas eye color to be. I chose blue, then make 2 smaller circles within those circles to make the pupils, fill them with black. Check out what I have so far:














Step 8
Now you might want to give him a little shading so go back to your original layer where you have the big black circle, then hold CTRL and click the area specified on this image:













Step 9
The previous step should have selected the circle again, now what you want to do is click the Circular Marquee tool again and change it to "Subtract from Selection" again ( Shown Below ) {IMG:12} and click and pull that marquee across till you have something like this left:














Step 10
Now while keeping that area selected change your foreground color to #262626 and fill that area with that color. It should look like this:








 

Step 11
Now we are going to make the nose, this is very simple, just take your "Polygonal Marquee Tool" and create a triangle shape with it around the same area as this picture:










Step 12
Now fill that triangular area in with this color: #E8C89E


Step 13
Choose your rectangular marquee tool, and at the top menu for it change the type to  "Subtract from Selection" and subtract  half of the area you have selected for the nose. Once that is done fill the area you have left with the color #F5D3A7

Your Image should now look something like this:











Step 14
Now we are going to add the area where his masks ties together! First choose the bottom most layer there is, that should of been your starting layer and behind the actual image you are working on. On this layer make a selection with your Circular Marquee tool, something like this:












Step 15
Now that you have that selected choose your Gradient tool and make your foreground color #3B3B3B and your background color #000000 and put your mouse in the middle of the circle, hold down and pull up with your mouse and let go at the top right-hand side of your circle, that should create a gradient and make your image look something like this:













Step 16
We are now going to create a sword to put behind the ninja to make him look more....Ninja-ish. To do this we will now create a new image, about 400x4000 pixels. An then create a new layer by going to Layer -> New -> Layer. Once the sword is done we will be copying it and pasting it onto your ninja later.


Step 17
Now we are going to start creating the sword. First take your Rectangular Marquee tool and make a selection like this:

The Image is hard to see thumbnailed so click the area below to see the image full size:












Step 18
Now make your foreground color #A9A9A9 and your background color #FFFFFF and choose your gradient tool again and make a gradient inside the selected area look something like this:












Step 19
Keep the area selected and stroke the area with #A9A9A9, which should still be your foreground color, by going to Edit -> Stroke and press ok with default settings. Once that is done create a new layer by going to Layer -> New -> Layer.

Step 20
On the new layer make your foreground color #000000 and your background color #FFFFFF. Choose your Pencil tool and make sure its set to 1px thick and make lines across your image like this:










Step 21
Now change your background color to your foreground color and using the same pen tool make lines right below the black ones you made. It should now look like this:












Step 22
Now change the layer style that your lines are on to "Soft Light" and it should look like this:











Step 23
Now we are going to work on the rest, take your Rectangular Marquee tool and make a selection like this:













Step 24
Now take your Circular Marquee tool and change its setting at the top to: Intersect with Selection, once that is done make a selection like this:














Step 25
Now make your foreground color #B9B9B9 and your background color #FFFFFF and choose your Gradient Tool, and make a gradient in that selection so it ends up looking like this:














Step 26
Stroke that Layer with #C1C1C1 by going to Edit -> Stroke and changing the color to #C1C1C1.




Step 27

With the area still selected create a new layer and inside the selected area make a black and white line like you did in steps 21-22 like at the very far right of the selection. Make the black line all the way to the right and the white line just to the left of it, then change the Layer style to "Soft Light" and you should now have an image like this:












Step 28
Now you are done with the sword, merge all the layers except for the original layer by selecting those layers and going to Layer -> Merge Layers.


Step 29
Now select that image and copy it, and go back to your ninja image. Paste it on the same layer as you did the circle with the gradient that made the area where the ninjas mask ties together.


Step 30
You will now want to make it look like hes got it on his "back" like a ninja so select that image and go to Edit -> Free Transform and grab the corner and pull it so its diagonal.


Step 31
Your ninja is now done and should now look like this:
















Baron